Microsoft Office and Products


Microsoft Windows and Tools

Microsoft Windows
The vast majority of our district computers utilize Microsoft Windows as the operating system. Currently, most of these computers are running Windows 7. District employees log in to these computers using their assigned district credentials. This is often your fisrt initial and last name for the user. Our computers receive updates via the WSUS server (read more about it here) at least once a month to ensure they are as up to date as possible. We will be transitioning to Windows 10 once the new operating system has been deemed stabilized.

Microsoft Office
All computers in the district are pre-loaded with the Microsoft Office Suite. We offer the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint and the rest of the office suite programs. If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Office and would like to learn more we have several links that are a great starting point for learning. You can get started with Office through Microsoft's support website, or visit the TechNet End User Training page for additional information.

Office 365 Home Use
Recently Microsoft announced that Office 365 is available for both iPads and home computers for staff. This is available to us with a huge discount because the district enrolls in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement. Please visit the Office for Staff - Home Use link in the left hand navigation for additional instructions on installation.